Words of Wisdom

Fragrant words

Method of increasing the intellect

The one who keeps his clothes clean and tidy gains a reduction in his worries and the one who wears fine perfume gains an increase in his intellect. (Saying of Sayyiduna Imam Shafi’ī رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه(Sifah al-Safwah, vol. 2, p. 170)

The cause of the coolness of ones eyes in the grave

Indeed, in the grave a person is given news of the good deeds of his children, so that his eyes are cooled. (Saying of Sayyiduna Imām Mujāhid رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه (Hasan al-Tanbīh, vol. 2, p. 435)

Method of attaining the sweetness of worship

I worshipped Allāh Almighty for 50 years, but I only tasted the sweetness of worship upon leaving 3 things:

   ۔1I left trying to please the people so I became able to say what is right.

   ۔2I left the company of bad people so I acquired the company of pious people.

   ۔3I abandoned the sweetness of this life so I attained the sweetness of the Hereafter.

(Saying of Sayyiduna Ahmed Ibn Harb رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه) (Siyar A’lām al-Nubalā, vol. 9, p. 334)

The flower-garden of Ahmad Raza blossoms even today

Benefits of meat

The essential food for a human is meat. Indeed, the benefits, bodily repair, and growth in strength that are attained through eating meat cannot be attained through other than it. Furthermore, the condition of inclination towards meat is such that each individual can understand from their own sentiments that no matter how delicious a food may be, if it is eaten continuously for a few days then one becomes disinclined from it and eating it for even more than this causes one to start being repulsed by it. However, this is not the case for eating wheat chapattis and meat, as one will be not repulsed by them even if they are eaten for a lifetime. (Fatāwā Ridawiyyah, vol. 14, p. 554)

Foundation for ‘Aqīdah [beliefs] cannot be based on history

History cannot be a foundation for belief, regardless of the author. Historians fill their books with every sort of correct and incorrect matters and any sort of reports. (Fatāwā Ridawiyyah, vol. 26, p. 429)

Having a chain of Bayah(spiritual allegiance) is not essential for Wilāyah (Sainthood)

In order for one to be a Walī (Saint), it is not necessary to have a chain of bayah (spiritual allegiance) linking from himOnly a few Companions – رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُم - out of thousands have chains of bay`ah linking back to them, and the rest of the Companions do not. However, whose sainthood can reach the Sainthood of these Companions? رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُم. (Fatāwā Ridawiyyah, vol. 26, p. 557)

The flower-garden of ‘Attār

The best animal of the market

To sacrifice the best animal of the market for the Īsāl al-Thawāb of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰـە عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is the work of fortunate people. (Madanī Muzakārah, 5th Zū al-Hijjah 1435 AH)

What if Hajj becomes Fard upon the son!

If either the mother or the father have not yet fulfilled Hajj and Hajj becomes Fard upon the son, then for him to do Hajj is necessary, if he does not then he will be sinful. (Madanī Muzakārah, 8th Ramadān-ul-Mubārak 1437 AH)

Acting upon the Law of the Country

One should act upon the National Laws that do not conflict with Islamic Law. (Madanī Muzākarah, 25th Ramadān-ul-Mubārak 1436 AH)




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